PepTides, tea, Elvis, improv and the Opry on tap
The PepTides return to play Heartwood Concert Hall today at 8 p.m.. This nine-piece band from Ottawa features five lead vocalists. Described as the B52’S crossed with Manhattan Transfer backed by Arcade Fire, they are noted for their extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals. They will be showcasing new material from an upcoming album. Tickets are $20 advance at Birgit’s Pastry Café (Artists Coop) and Heart wood Home. $25 at the door at 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is presenting Crumpets & Crinolines: The History of Afternoon Tea, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the newly refurbished Coach 4884. Curator Wendy Tomlinson explains how the humble cup of tea changed society and fashion through the ages. Tickets are $10 and include tea and light refreshments. This fundraiser is sponsored by All Things T. Tickets are available at the Museum - call 519371-3333.
October brings fresh new artists to the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op. The Legacy Gallery welcomes The Printmakers; Eileen Simpson, Barbara Sprague, Pat Keeling and Donna Welton. This group practices one of the oldest methods of mark making. The process of monoprints used by The Printmakers creates a print that is singular and impossible to reproduce. Meet The Printmakers at their opening today from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Guests for October include: Ece Aydin (Craftitch) with textiles, Glenda Hird’s unusual Eco Art, touchable encaustics by Elinor Holmes and photographs by Cindie Feanell. The Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op is open seven days a week, www.artistscoop. ca.
First United Church presents a matinee concert in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the ministry at First United Church. Elvis tribute artist Peter Irwin and the Memphis Rebels are returning for a matinee concert on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth/students. Tickets can be bought or reserved at the church office at 519-376-1736 or email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Grey Bruce International Folk Dancers presents Polky Village Band at an Eastern European folk dance party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. International music, dance and food. Free admission (donations accepted). This is an allage event (children must be accompanied by an adults.) Information is a via lab leatg bi folk dancers@ gm ail. com or 519-477-4893.
The Chesley Community Plyers are holding and improv night Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the theatre. Admission is free and you can sit and enjoy or come on stage and be a part of the entertainment. Lots of fun so come on out and join us.
The Grand Ole Opry Hepworth North Show returns to the Hepworth Shallow Lake Legion – Music Hall of Fame Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Opry, now in its sixth season at the Auditorium, will feature the True Country Show Band, the True Heart Trio and an exciting lineup of local artists. Joining the Opry are guest performers Amanda Dorey, Davey Hiscox, Bruce Worthington, Emma Wright, Lynn Stewart and comedian Lorne Veal. Showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets, $25, are available in Hepworth at the Legion and Cindy’s Variety. Ticket outlet in Owen Sound is Bayshore Country Feeds. The Opry afternoon will be recorded live for Country 93. Show hosts are Bill Murdoch and John Christie. For more information contact the Legion at 519-935-2902 or Bognor Jam at 519-371-1152 or 519-371-3918.
The Georgian Bay Symphony presents “Horn Fanfare” on Saturday Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Local horn players will be featured in Hubler’s Concerto for Four Horns. Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with its beautiful French horn solo. Also featured will be a short work in our Young Canadian Composer series. At East Ridge School 1550 8th St. E. For tickets call 519-372-0212 or get them at the door.
Join the Encore! Male Barbershop Chorus, the Our Own Sound Quartet and the amazing Jayden Grahlman for an afternoon of uplifting and inspiring music at Central Westside United Church, 310 10th St. W., Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free. firstname.lastname@example.org